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europe's in danger of drowning under a wave of illegal immigrants the unrest in north africa and the middle east with thousands already flooding italian shores. nations around the world are the baiting a multi-billion dollar democracy package for the revolt hit the region but many argue money is desperately needed at home where people are struggling under crippling cuts. and in other news abandoned by the state brains h.i.v. positive patients a high level corruption and mismanagement has left their health in the balance with vile medication and short supply. and oil prices climbed to the highest level in more than two years as the lead in crisis fuels concerns over crude supplies but that's good news for some russian stocks more in business in twenty minutes.
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one pm in the russian capital you're watching r.t.m. arena joshie welcome europe is facing an unprecedented wave of illegal immigration after a leiby of threatened to refugees poor into the continent the revolt across north africa and the middle east has already unleashed thousands on an talian shores and as the chaos spreads through the region there are numbers are only growing europe is going off reports. we don't call them to do so they get into europe for nothing you see this tiny italian island in the mediterranean is located just around eighteen miles off the coast of north africa and over the past decade many refugees came here looking for a better life and while we were sent to other european countries nevertheless this place still managed to remain a peaceful isolated world populated mostly by fishermen and holiday makers but just
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recently the peace was disturbed after the recent revolution in tunisia in just two weeks the island became flooded with a wave of refugees many spend their entire days this wandering around tell there have already been reports of and vandalism and several have been arrested we've been talking to the locals and some of them are even afraid to come out on the streets when it's dark it takes around three days to seal from tunisia to lampedusa and these are some of the actual boats used by the refugees to get here and you can see they're not really that big so it's really hard to believe that sometimes up to three hundred people can cram on each one and actually not all of them even make it to the island some get lost out there in the open sea and some sink dozens of refugees have already died this is the center where many of the refugees are being house you can see it's like a separate itself they're being given out food and water and clothes and the
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necessary medical assistance as well all on the state money the problem is it was initially designed to house just around eight hundred fifty people while it had to receive in reality much more than that and another problem is it's really hard to identify all these people and official say that some of them could be criminals or even terrorists with the e.u. foreign and interior ministers finally meeting to discuss the situation a resolution is needed fast because the violent. protests continuing both in northern africa and in the middle east italy has already warned a new bigger wave of refugees could flood not only ireland but the entire continent has come of. italy. is discussing imposing sanctions against libya for violent suppression of opposition protests some experts believe the measure could also help stop the flow of illegal immigration. even before all these.
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things the prospect of massive immigration has always been europe's wars tonight. in real terms it has never been substantial that we have always been below thirty thousand. possible entries every year. clearly the overthrow of the governments poses a whole different set of issues and what the europe will be able to do it depends on the ability of actually coordinating among some of the governments that are most affected the instruments. to the international community in the short term are very limited i mean imagine if in two months time colonel gadhafi is not overthrown i mean business cannot proceed as usual after this so something will have to be done and clearly one obvious thing to do or one immediate thing that could be done is
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a visa ban on the regime if the violence continue at this rate. that would at least avoid color and prevent colon a gadhafi from traveling europe and put up his tent in several european capitals as he has done over the past few years anything beyond that introducing the freezing of assets is going to be more complicated but clearly targeted sanctions is the kind of symbolic as well as concrete and so that the international community can get if if the violence continue continues at this rate. and the libyan leader has vowed to fight till the day off and die a martyr in his homeland refusing to step down amid widespread anti-government protests in his first major speech since the unrest began colonel moammar gadhafi talked of the cowards and traders responsible for the uprising referring to protesters as rats gadhafi urged his supporters to take to the streets how to tap the opposition who he claimed were bribed drug and serving the devil. libyan
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interior minister has defected and joined the protesters calling on the army to follow and support the people's demands for change several even ambassadors have also quit in protest over the use of force on civilians demanding that and put off these decades long rule the country's leader reportedly ordered the army to use airstrikes against the demonstrators something he denies several hundred have been killed and over four thousand injured in the first week of violence making it the bloodiest of all the arab revolt. meanwhile any emon to anti-government protesters have been killed and dozens injured after supporters of the country's president opened fire outside a university in the capital sana'a tens of thousands have rallied across the country for two weeks now demanding the resignation of. a president who has been in power for over thirty years has refused to leave office saying he will step down
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only after national elections in two thousand and thirteen. the u.n. has come down the libyan leader over his crackdown on protesters and called for an answer to the bloodshed it u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton also described the violence as completely unacceptable artie's garbage can has more from washington. the situation in libya has been critical for more than a week now the protests there turn out to be a lot more violent than they were in egypt or anywhere else in the way john but washington's we action as analysts point out has been as slow and cautious as ever only this tuesday did secretary of state hillary clinton come out to the press and call fully be it to stop the bloodshed she also called for leaders in bahrain and yemen to show restraint when handling the protests what analysts point out the spite the cautious words of concern expressed by the u.s. administration there is no more of that democracy celebration that we saw over a week ago when obama delivered all those passionate speeches on people of egypt making their voice heard and embracing democracy with. analysts say it was easier
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and safer for the u.s. to root for democracy and support the people because there is the army there which is very powerful and is largely supported and financed by the united states and is now in control of egypt but in other countries in libya for example the us doesn't have that same leverage levy has the richest proven oil reserves in africa it is the twelve largest oil exporter in the world experts say it is very hard to predict who will take power if gadhafi is oust it washington's biggest fear is that those uprisings in the region could bring about leaders who will be hostile to the united states market off it never was their favorite leader that's for sure but seven years ago he agreed to open up leave years old or oil riches to the west and let them invest in oil production so they kind of left him alone but now with protests spreading like wildfire is across the region the u.s. seems to have little control over what's going to happen next there also the u.s. is very sensitive about bahrain they have their fleet there to protect all the
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swear scum out a major oil shipping lane and keep an eye on iran and they have good relations with the king of bahrain and all that political unrest could really undermine the u.s. presence in the gulf so they're very cautious calling for democracy there or even yemen for that matter where anti-government protests are also going on the u.s. sponsors the yemeni government in exchange for their food cooperation in chasing down terrorist suspects experts say the under arrest there is very dangerous for the united states as for the stark there for the same rhetoric that we've seen here in washington many alan analysts say for the u.s. it's not really about supporting democracy in those countries it's about securing their interests. and more on the global impact of the unrest in the middle east and north africa is coming your way shortly birds heard before that let's take a look at what's ahead this hour accusations of the state negligence h.i.v. positive patients in ukraine are pointing the finger at the government as they
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suffer from a shortage of wild medication. western nations are debating a multi-billion dollar a deal for what's seen as democratic an economic transformation in north africa and the middle east but while politicians in europe and the u.s. say the west should show the region the tangible fruits of freedom many believe the timing couldn't be worse or am explains. in the battle for hearts and minds in the middle east a new front has opened up influential voices from the heart of europe to washington urging western politicians to take advantage of a rest by pumping in false sums of money in eight to show you the new the liberated people of the region that democracy does carry rewards but it's cash that many europeans feel they have regular session with well give it a broader one of those that i think we should be close to. it will mean obviously he did so if someone needs our help to do more to save but we need to be
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commensurate with the source mr easy should be trying to capture was put on hold first before you strike the lake and try and sort themselves out reading at this moment our country is going through these big cuts that money i think could be used for foreign but it's the aid package being proposed by e.u. and us leaders is potentially debate this since the end of the second world war it's being dubbed the new motional plan after the money that america gave to europe after the war to help rebuild a decimated economy and create jobs but robert oulds from the british group says we should be concentration. non-trade not eight countries such as egypt and tunisia and other countries developing nations are hurts their agricultural policies are damaged as a result of the european union's policies we need to have trade policies which stop hurting the third world would stop hurting developing nations and that that would
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be the better way of securing a long term prospects. for countries that are these emerging democracies instead of europe in the us are talking about handing over billions of dollars to the middle eastern mediterranean to countries torn apart by revolution and unrest and despite the opposition in the u.k. there are also some who believe it's the duty of developed countries to help those in trouble we're lucky to have a democracy. democracy. i think the middle east needs our help it's going to. question transition that's the moment. to despise our problems are told we can't just close up we have to look at the world this place we live in but it may not be as simple as that unlike europe after the second world war egypt and tunisia our own rule toward their developing economies going through revolution
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and it's very unclear at this point who is going to end up in charge and who would take receipt of any aid package the governments made extensive attempts to build relations build up regimes which are now being destroyed by a revolution is whether we're looking at military aid over the years to egypt so what we're looking at its big deal was shaking hands on just a few years ago in libya with gadhafi so we need to be really careful particularly when we don't know what the what shape or form for the final government in service will be but we don't wind up with resources when we have the right one so if the muslim brotherhood takes over in egypt do we want them to be taking over with institutions which we've built up with western. has money westminster has been the scene of ugly demonstrations against government proposals to cut funds to some of the u.k.'s most vital services whilst on the undoubtedly believe it would be a sad day when western countries refuse to still help build democracy others say
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it's the wrong help potentially going to the wrong people at the wrong time for a cash strapped euro you are abbott's ot. them i am michael t. clare a professor of peace and world security studies at the u.s. hampshire college believes western countries should focus on the reasons behind the uprisings he says prices and other guy factors should have been dealt with before the problem spread further afield. i think associate europe i think dangerously before the events occurred in egypt and now in libya and bahrain and elsewhere i would think for signs and my mind the big danger sign is the rising price of rice on now as high as ten or even higher and it wasn't an eight when you had riots around the world in dozens of countries and that's the situation you have today and i believe the situation can only get worse because of indications of
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drought in many parts of the world in china and elsewhere and that makes people very angry well in the case of libya it's too late because the government has used force to kill their own citizens once you do that you crossed that threshold and there's no going back in the case of egypt when the military announced they weren't going to fire on the protesters that opened the way to a peaceful transition which we have so far seen in egypt i think that's the crucial characters of voiding conflict also transparency opening up the government to scrutiny where the money is is very crucial the fact is that the problems were in tunisia and egypt are replicated in many parts of the world not only in the middle east but in europe and central asia and in other parts of the world. and as the crisis in libya shows no signs of abating oil prices across the world continue to
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spike lee as the world's twelfth largest exporter of oil that investors fearing the anti-government uprising will disrupt global supplies as stocks fall sharply more analysis of the current situation the markets as well as the prospects for the future in our business bulletin and about less than twenty ten minutes time. russia is marking the fanner of the father a one day pay tribute to the nation's army servicemen and war veterans people are laying flowers or warmongers across the country president of the dimitri me to be out of has placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at the kremlin wall in moscow the holiday is also seen as the unofficial man stayed in russia major fireworks display will also take place in moscow and other cities tonight.
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hundreds of thousands of people living with h.i.v. are fighting for their lives in ukraine as the government stands accused of delaying the supply of vile drugs and claims of state corruption patients have been forced to jeopardize their health in a bid to stay alive. has the story. ever since you learned the learned she was a child positive her life has been a nightmare and the last few months have made matters even worse a local aid center which had been providing ileana with medication told her that they no longer had even a logical serum for her three year old son dre also infected with a deadly virus when they told me that i have to give my people to adult ones two hundred and that i have to split each peel into three how can i split it into exactly three parts and how do i know if his body will accept these pills late last year several ukrainian regents reported
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a shortage of immune strengthening drugs used by hiv positive patients experts point the finger at the country's health ministry all of them that have official say this happened because the beating for the purchase of drugs happened too late not in the summer but in the winter they received funding too late this whole system of buying drugs by tender is corrupt through and through. following this delay in supplies some hiv patients have had to alter their treatment and find alternative my education doctors say they have no choice but such changes can pose a grave danger to green's health ministry reports of at least one hundred thousand people to people in the country however experts say this number is diminished and the real amount of the infected may go to three hundred and fifty thousand people. official say for the present the supply crisis has been dealt with. for now all regions have received the required medication the only drugs which are still on
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their way to children's bills between a stand there will be delivered within a few days but doctors say within six months the h.l.v. positive may feel the damaging effects of the recent halt in supplies and roundabout that sign they are expecting another shortage of anti-viral medicine you know hopes she and her son will be able to make it through all of this once more. see reporting from key of. ukraine. keep up to date on our website r.t. dot com here's a taste of what's in a line of right now a memoir from sarah palin's x.a. it is said to focus on the politicians obsession with her image in the media at a legislator and wrote letters to the editor is praising her own actions under various band names. and moscow comes up with a new proposal to ease severely congested roads by building new ones as well as garages out on the outskirts of the city so go to r.t.
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dot com to find out any bottom of way to the popular attraction last year in early february flying near the side cap a closed tourist for two months. experts sound the alarm that scientific study is suffering find out why objectivity is being brought into question waiter on our team. stress nutritious and this is products on the price of healthy eating. to test these times is the allergenicity immune response lower nutrition for environmental contamination don't you feel like a lab rat some consider the experiment each human treatment. the significant differences between the g.m. felt that they both at the g.m. . but they weren't treated so well themselves one question means one career if you ask one question you could be uncertain and you might or might not be able to
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publish it but that's the end of your career. and watch our special report around tammas time here on our team before that we'll take a look at what's happening in business with helium. that's right time to delve into the world of business and the shop rise in the oil prices too to the unrest in the middle east has raised fears the global recovery might be stopped in its tracks economists argue that high energy costs will drag on for a job economist still struggling to emerge from the financial crisis but from a creative believes the fear is abhi overplayed especially since oil supplies are still moving relatively freely. we need to take into account. global economic developments take considerable time so assuming that the situation
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in the middle east doesn't escalate further significantly we should rather concede there is like a short term problem i should emphasize that so far recovered seen any even minor disruptions to all supplies major markets including europe. because problems in egypt. notwithstanding oil shipments through the suez canal were unaffected what we currently see in libya while and. actually hasn't produced any material impact on the crude supply. and the oil and gas stocks have the best off the week here in russia they benefited not just from the rising oil price but also from speculation in the media that upcoming tax reforms could see them operating under a more favorable regime there's a secular theme in russia of tax reform which seems to be finding support even in this difficult environment. of the market sell off and we think that. all names
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that are exposed to the could export such as we have to. look well at the farmers in the market towards the end of the week the exploration deal signed between ross nafta and b.p. has raised the possibility of tapping into russia's arctic energy resources but even if the difficult surrounding that can be overcome after all remains the challenge of extracting oil and gas from the frozen region the president of the russian the union of oil and gas groups believes truly belong to become economically viable when that world price hits one hundred fifty dollars per barrel . yeah the most that you just use it's very expensive to develop the arctic show i'm not saying we shouldn't develop this area but we still don't have enough experience to deal with it i believe we should stop the development when the price of oil reaches one hundred fifty dollars per barrel and beyond for example to drill
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one metre of the arctic shelf could cost up to one million rubles so we should curricula to cordingley. that have a look at how the markets are fairing now here in russia it's a national holiday so there will be no trading but the rest of the world is going to work starting from asia here the stock markets are edging down by wall street's shop bosses and tuesday and the continued political turmoil in leave japan's nikkei last point eight percent ahead tanked saying goes down point three percent. and european stocks are following the negative trend of meat and rest in the middle east bank's provided a bright spot helped by well received results from commerce bank and that takes us in the u.k. partly rose two point four percent on music one a lawsuit filed by an lehman brothers. russian comic assault us auto giant ford will invest one point four billion dollars in a new joint venture in two twenty twenty. the intention is to raise ford's market
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share in russia to nine percent from the current four point nine percent the car might make us hope to get a state secured loan reportedly from michigan on bank with most of the money to be spent on launching new more also with low point made parts sold us reached an agreement with ford but altered talks on a partnership with each of the sphere size sales to rio on intellectual property rights. that's it from me your up to date you can get more store small website r.t. dot com slash business.
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